Yeah, 2 weeks further down the line, that's the plan at the moment ! Running 2 or 3 times a week, steady away, longest so far about 5.5m but could feel that a bit, speed not fast but not bad. Caution I think is the key....and for once appear to have sensible head on. Amsterdam does appeal as might be one and only marathon I do, so want one that's got good support and atmosphere. Draft Heineken and chips & mayo to 're- fuel' !!!!
Thanks Phil, yes I think my gut instinct is to agree. Might be my one and only marathon when I do it, so as much as won't be speedy by any stretch of the imagination, would like to do it "justice" and enjoy it. And as much as in an ideal world, would have preferred a spring marathon as would rather put in the distance training in the colder weather, and like to spend more time in summer swimming open-water etc, a half late Spring and the full in the Autumn might be the plan. Now ...nice, well-supported, flat, autumn marathon ??? A weekend in Amsterdam might be on the cards !
Yes, must admit, that's what my gut instinct says at the moment. Ideally would have preferred a spring one as prefer running in the cold than a hot summer (not that we seem to have those any more!) and like to spend more time doing distance open-water swimming in the summer, but half late spring, and marathon October time may end up being the plan !
Been running 3 years, 47 year old female swimmer "converted" by mixing with tri-athletes, 3 halfs under belt (last one this GNR 2012), considering scratching marathon "itch" in 2013. Intermittent knee problem all last summer, suspected meniscus tear, arthroscopy in early Nov, tear intra-substance so not repaired as such but quite a bit of debris flushed out. 5 weeks off running, 2 weeks back in to 'sensible' rehab mode, running about 3 times a week but only up to 3/4 miles at a time at minute. Have received differing opinions as to whether I can get back quick enough to consider Spring marathon. Don't want to put myself under any pressure that might lead me to push things too quickly, so just planning carrying on building up for next couple of months and see how I get on before commiting to anything, but just wondered what anybody thought ? Possible or pushing it ? Thanks